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choirdirector posted:
I have stage four kidney disease and our life is extremely social. Please give me the best choices when eating in restaurants. I think I am doing OK but need to hear what others do.
john-skpt responded:
It's hard to offer a general statement, since every patient is different and has different nutritional deficiencies and sometimes needs to restrict certain foods. Maybe ask your physician what your potassium levels are doing, also phosphorus and calcium. A lot of patients in later stages need to restrict intake of these things.

One thing that can safely be said for all renal patients: Think 'Heart Healthy'. Nearly all chronic renal disease is, at the root, vascular in nature. So anything that slows the deterioration of vascular condition can't hurt, and it might help a bit.

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